How to Carve a Standing Beef Roast
When succulent prime rib is on the menu, making the right cut can really enhance the presentation and everyone's enjoyment.
- For added stability, cut a wedge-shaped slice from the large end of the roast so that the meat will sit flat on the cutting board.
- Insert a long-handled meat fork below the top rib. Slice across the top of roast toward the rib bone. This roast can be sliced between 1/2- and 3/4-inch thick.
Slice across roast to rib bone.
- With the tip of the knife, cut along the rib bone to release the slice of meat.
Cut along rib bone to release slice.
- To remove the meat slice, slide the knife blade under the cut slice of meat. Holding it steady with a meat fork, lift the slice and place it on a platter.
Slide knife under slice and then lift to plate.
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